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'Jackmanii Rubra'

Large crimson to purple-red double or semi-double flowers in June, single flowers on new growth later. Tepals have a slightly pale bar. Cream or pale yellow anthers. Raised by Houry in France (although according to Robin Savill some sources give Charles Noble of Sunningdale or George Jackman and Son).

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 4.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Houry et fils
Country of origin: France
Date raised: pre-1913
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): x jackmanii 'Rubra'; 'Rubra'; 'Jackmani Rubra' (mis-spelling); 'Jackmanni Rubra' (mis-spelling)

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 10-18cm
Tepals (single form): 4-6; obovate, blunt tip
Leaves: usually ternate